Dunk and shiver.

Posted Mon Jan 01, 2007, 14:39 PM by Tracy

Keeping Laura warm.

What a wicked day for a swim! A front came through, pelting us with rain. At least the river wasn’t as turbulent as last year. It was cold, but we’ve done it when it was snowing before. And I’ll never be colder than I am on Jan 1.

A smaller than usual turnout. Only a few people from our school, more from the other school. Thank heavens for a roaring bonfire both before and after.

Three sifus and three black belts. You bet I kept count.

It’s a total mind over matter thing. If you don’t mind, the cold don’t matter.

  1. Good job Tracy!! Helping Laura get to her black belt in a way that most won’t understand… She “owes” you, so figure out what she can do to help with your road, too.

    PattyO    Tue Jan 2, 11:33 AM    #

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Mo Duk Pai kung fu is a modern American eclectic system of martial arts, combining hard- and soft-style techniques Mo Duk Pai, which translates to “Martial Ethical Way”, was founded by Professor Frederick D. King. For more information, to see photos or inquire about training, visit the Mo Duk Pai web site, which I also maintain. I have been training since 1996 and currently hold the rank of brown-black sash.

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Sifu (pr. see-foo [Cantonese] or shur-foo [Mandarin]) is a Chinese term for Teacher. It also carries the connotation of Father (teacher-father), referring to a tradition of teaching martial arts within the family, as well as being a title of respect. In America the title sifu is given to both men and women. In Mo Duk Pai the title is awarded to 2nd degree black belts at their teacher’s discretion.

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Qigong (pr. chee-gung) is the practice of Chinese exercises incorporating movement and posture, breathing and visualization. Qigong exercises focus on maintaining health by energizing and balancing one’s qi, or energy.